12 Sep '12, 4pm

Romney in a Brave New World: On September 4, 2012, the first ever Bitcoin extortion attempt was made public. The...

its almost certainly a hoax- $1 million on bitcoin would be so easily traced, it's not funny (I've vainly tried to convince a friend who buys drugs on silkroad that every transaction is logged publicly, by protocol definition ), and any attempt to liquidate that many bitcoins into cash- or launder it through bitcoin- would not be feasible. Plus, they haven't even released the encrypted copies- did they learn nothing from Wikileaks? If it was real, they'd leak some of the [presumably] less damming documents now, to prove they are genuine. Although... since they aren't extorting Romney, just the tax office, why is the Secret Service involved? posted by hincandenza at 9:39 AM on September 12 [1 favorite ]

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